Emergency Stroke Center

The Emergency Stroke Centers at Jewish Hospital and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital are the region’s first centers dedicated to comprehensive stroke treatment. Our centers offer specialized stroke care that pairs our regional neurological leadership with the instant acute care a stroke requires. Research proves that patients treated in a dedicated stroke care facility often have enhanced quality of life, better overall outcomes and go home sooner. They are also less likely to require lengthy stays at nursing homes or rehab facilities.

Our Emergency Stroke Centers offer you:

  • Joint Commission certified primary stroke center
  • Immediate Emergency Department access
  • Dedicated inpatient stroke unit with monitored beds
  • Stroke fellowship-trained, vascular neurologists
  • Fellowship-trained vascular neurosurgeons
  • Interventional neuroradiologists
  • "Day one" rehab services available on the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus through Frazier Rehab Institute
  • Specialty-trained nurses, and facility-wide trained nurses and support staff on stroke recognition
  • Rapid evaluation, with state-of-the-art equipment and CT testing to be completed within one hour of admission
  • Carefully developed practice guidelines and clinical pathways for TIA and stroke, constantly revised based on current data
  • Use of thrombolytic or "clot-busting" agents if indicated
  • Timely communication from the Emergency Stroke Center to referring physicians for optimal continuity of care
  • Comprehensive patient and family education
  • Clinical research studies
  • Stroke support groups
  • Certified Primary Stroke Centers


The dedicated neurologists of Jewish Stroke Care not only provide 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week emergency coverage for stroke patients in Jewish Emergency Departments and those that call the stroke beeper, they also provide stroke call services for other hospitals throughout the state.

The telemedicine program allows a Jewish Stroke Care neurologist to utilize a laptop to access a robot in a patient’s room in a partner hospital. With nurse assistance, the physician can do a comprehensive exam, see the patient and monitors, look at test results and scans, and determine whether the patient needs further testing, thrombolytic drugs or to be flown to Jewish Hospital for intervention or surgery.

Teleneurology is one more way the most comprehensive program in the region is bringing fast, expert treatment closer to home.

Contact Us

Jewish Hospital Emergency Department
(502) 587-4421

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department
(502) 361-6391

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